There is no elevator.
The view from the patio is wonderful and there is seating for three people. No view from inside unit because there is another building next to this one (it is also taller) which blocks views from the large windows in common area and bedroom. Slippers are available for entering the unit, bath and for patio. Location seemed to be close to many places, but I really didn't pay attention to how long it took to get to places because my daughter drove and she has been there for a year. Be aware there are 64 steps to climb so if you go in and out and don't enjoy or can't use stairs this place isn't for you (we all loved this especially after eating so many delicious meals). Very quiet and peaceful especially very early mornings and nights when everything has died down and you could hear the soft music playing from the outdoor community speakers. I would stay here again and appreciate the great communication with the host.